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  Depression and the Stock Market Crash
Brief Description:  The Stock Market collapse in October 1929 resulted in the Great Depression. At the time, the St. Louis industrial district ranked seventh in the nation in manufacturing. The major industries were food products, such as meat packing and bakery items; chemicals and drugs; iron and steel products, not including machinery; clothing, including women´s apparel, boots and shoes; aluminum, zinc, and other non-ferrous metals; electrical machinery and supplies; and printing and publishing. From its industrial peak in 1929, St. Louis suffered a 57% decline in production by 1933.
Year:  1929
Decade:  1920 - 1929
Beginning Date:     Oct. 31, 1929



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